Keith A. Campbell

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Arlington, VA

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Specialist Four

Specialist 4 Keith A. Campbell volunteered to serve. Upon his honorable discharge he entered college to proceed with plans to become a military doctor. When the Vietnam War heated up, he volunteered and re-enlisted where his combat medic skills were needed. Keith served with the 82nd Airborne Division, 11th Special Forces Group (Green Berets), and the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Sep).

Keith’s greatest quality was his desire to serve others before self. He was and continues to be the epitome of inspiration. Others live today due to his selfless sacrifices. When another unit was under fire, and all of their medics were down, Keith left the safety of his own unit to run through a hail of grenades and bullets to save his fallen comrades. In his last full measure of devotion, he used his own body to shield another who lives today. “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”

Keith was a soldier’s soldier. He gave his all for his country and fellow man. The library on Joint Base San Antonio – Fort Sam Houston was rededicated as the Keith A. Campbell Memorial Library on November 14th, 2006. Keith was a recipient of our nation’s second highest award for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross, and posthumously inducted into our nation’s most prestigious and oldest military service organization, the Legion of Valor.

Age: 20

Date of Death: February 08, 1967

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